Channing Tatum named GQ’s ‘Movie Star of the Year’: charming choice?

As I discussed earlier this morning, Rihanna scored her own GQ cover for their annual “Men of the Year” issue. I thought that Rihanna was just going to have her own solo cover and that would be it for the Men of the Year issue, but GQ just sent us the other two covers. They’re nice too! Channing Tatum is named GQ’s “Movie Star of the Year” and Ben is GQ’s “Filmmaker of the Year” (for Argo). Rihanna is the “Obsession of the Year” and I’ve included another GQ pic of her – a butt shot. She does have a great butt. For real. You can see additional photos of the cover stars here.

I think Channing and Ben are both good choices for “Men of the Year” – and I think they’re both going to make a lot of “Best of” lists for 2012. Channing has just proven himself to be a true movie star in 2011/2012 – Haywire, 21 Jump Street and mostly Magic Mike were all great additions to the Tatum Brand. He’s also going to be People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive (probably). I personally think he’s going to end up being a Bruce Willis-type figure, only he might be even more beloved. As for Ben… Filmmaker of the Year? Sure. I guess Steven Spielberg wasn’t available. Or Sam Mendes.

Thus far, the Rihanna interview is the only one that’s been released – you can read it here at GQ. Some highlights:

Rihanna on what she wants in a relationship: “I like to feel like a woman. I have to be in control in every other aspect of my life, so I feel like in a relationship, like I wanted to be able to take a step back and have somebody else take the lead.”

…on love: “Love makes you go places you probably wouldn’t ever go, had it not been for love. But I think everybody still has their limits.”

…on how she sees herself: “Sometimes a person looks at me and sees dollars. They see numbers and they see a product. I look at me and see art. If I didn’t like what I was doing, then I would say I was committing slavery. ”

…on the fight between Drake and Chris Brown: “There’s no proof of that being for my love. That’s my answer to that question.”

[From GQ]

For the love of God. “I look at me and see art. If I didn’t like what I was doing, then I would say I was committing slavery.” Girl, sit down. We need to talk. You can call yourself an artist. That’s fine. But you’re super-commercial and you are a product and that is NOT slavery. That’s the real world. That’s capitalism. Saying that it would be “slavery” to be paid millions of dollars to do something you weren’t enjoying… that’s like comparing the paparazzi to rapists. It’s not hyperbolic. It’s just dumb.

Rihanna cover photo credit: Mario Sorrenti / GQ. Channing Tatum and Ben Affleck photo credits: Sebastian Kim / GQ.

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  1. Abby says:

    YAY CHANNING! Boo on Rihanna. I’m so tired of her.

  2. kpist says:

    Love Love Love Channing Tatum!!! Rihanna is a jerk

  3. Kimlee says:

    Channing Tatum cover look cartoonish way to much photoshop.

  4. someone says:

    so HERE is my issue…both ben and channing are fully clothed and featured just smiling and looking pretty good. then we have rihanna who’s naked and always in sexual poses. i’m just getting so tired of seeing women constantly naked to look sexy and men fully clothed and still hot. if anything THAT is capitalism.

  5. Nessa says:

    Rihanna is such an idiot. Seriously, she needs to STFU.

    Love Channing Tatum, though. He is adorable. And, my like for Ben Affleck is coming back…

  6. Jen says:

    That Channing cover just looks too much like a Mad Magazine cover. I had no idea he looked so much like Alfred E. Newman.

  7. HouseofBeatrix says:

    Great photos of Channing and Ben Affleck. Rihanna has a gorgeous body.

  8. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I’m not attracted to him but I think he’s a doll. He just comes across as such a chill guy…

  9. lori says:

    maybe Rhianna should take some relationship advise from taylor Swift. At least she says things should be equal. Now I’m grossed out that Taylor Swift has more sense! FFS

  10. lala says:

    Channing and his potato face. He is a mediocre actor with a good year.

    • V4Real says:

      I still think Tatum looks like the actor Richard Tyson. Tatum is cute but actor of the year, seriously! I must preferred looking at Matthew McConaughey and Matt Bomer in Magic Mike. 21 Jump Street was ridicously funny but come on; who did his PR people pay off. He is definetly not the sexiest man alive but he seems to have a cool personality so that must count for something.

  11. judyjudy says:

    I feel duped. I opened this post to read about Channing and got handed a skanky pile of Rhiana’s skanky skankery. Thumbs down! Pbbllltttt….

  12. Miss Kiki says:

    Yay Channing! I’ve loved him since Step Up but I think he’s won a lot of people over this year because he knows he’s not the best actor in the world but he doesn’t just want to coast on his looks, in the last few years he seems to have tried (and succeeded IMO) to improve on his limited range. Can you tell I’m a fan girl?!

  13. pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    Not sure if Channing is deserving of the movie star of the year award but I like him so much that I don’t even care! lol

  14. tabasco says:

    i recently saw 21 Jump Street on tv – just assumed it would be total crap and i was really surprised by how good it was. i also did not realize johnny depp made a cameo in it. when channing came along, i thought he had major douche potential, but he seems to be showing himself to be mostly non-douche.

  15. madpoe says:

    That Affleck pix reminded me of a younger Clooney.

  16. Jennika says:

    In the main picture, Channing’s eyes are saying “Imma going to find you..” but his face is saying “derpity derp derp” lol

    I like Michael K’s description of him, that he was the hot guy in high school who you now see drinking alone all bloated, so you pity-fuck him just to say you did

  17. neelyo says:

    That Channing Tatum photo looks like something from MAD magazine.

  18. RobN says:

    Do not get Channing Tatum at all. Perhaps it’s a sign of age, but empty headed pretty boy doesn’t do it for me anymore.

    • NerdMomma says:

      So, I’m just wondering why everyone thinks that Channing Tatum is dumb. I’m a southern girl and I wonder if it’s because he’s southern and has a southern accent? A lot of people connect southern accents with stupidity, sadly.

      Or is it choice of roles, or stuff he’s said? Just curious.

  19. Lilo says:

    Woah, he looks way creepy on that cover. They shopped his head too big for his shoulders and waist. Brrrrrr.

  20. rose says:

    I love how rihina looks so pretty but the men busted. Who the hell took this pics. they should get fired.

    Still Loe u Channing. lol

  21. Sweet Dee says:

    I remember being dragged by my best friend to that awful soccer movie with Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum awhile back, and after it vowing to never go to another movie she picked again. The only other thought I had about it was that surely this man was the most beautiful man in movies.

    Since then I’ve gotten over it and have become one of those ladies that only thinks a man is attractive if he’s not an egocentric douche or asshat, and I’ve fallen out of love with many famous men since, but I still like him and love his face. The moral of this story (in case you’re wondering), is “good for him for being attractive, famous, and yet not a total douche.” I don’t seem to come across that often.

  22. Laura says:

    Ben’s head looks like it’s floating in front of his weirdly small seeming body.

  23. Isabel says:

    What is up with the creepy photoshop skills used on the covers? Ben’s head looks pasted on another (too small)body and Channing looks like the Joker. WTF

  24. UghInsomnia says:

    Don’t find Channing or Ben remotely attractive.

    Rihanna, your ass is about to burst. Best to see a doctor, and quickly. She has a fantastic body- why do they have to ruin it with photoshop? Ugh

  25. Ranunculus says:

    Both Ben Affleck and Channing Tatum are terribly boring actors with very little talent or charisma. Don’t see the appeal at all.

  26. Velouria says:

    Man, they really tried to “shade” him a neck didn’t they? His face usually blends right into it…he bores me but he seems funny and sweet just not interesting or particularly charismatic.

  27. iseepinkelefants says:

    Not attracted to Tatum (he looks like my brother) but he seems like a cool guy. I like his cover. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, kind of like him. They did a good job of capturing “him”.